Headlines for Tuesday, July 31, 2012

  • Hansen

    Hansen Faces Nine in West Virginia Derby

    The brilliant, nearly white frontrunner will find the eyes of the nation upon him Aug. 4 when he heads postward as the 3-5 morning line favorite in the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II)

  • Hansen a solid favorite in West Virginia Derby

    Juvenile champion Hansen, exiting a 10-length procession in last month's Grade 3 Iowa Derby, will take his front-running show on the road to Mountaineer Park Saturday for the Grade 2, $750,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/wvderby12">West Virginia Derby</a>. The 1 1/8-mile contest tops an all-stakes, nine-race card which, unlike most Mountaineer programs, will be conducted in the afternoon.

  • Paynter

    Haskell Winner Paynter Spikes Temperature

    Two days after winning the Haskell Invitational (gr. I), Zayat Stables' Paynter remained at Monmouth Park with a slight fever that prevented him from shipping back to trainer Bob Baffert's base in Southern California.

  • Zodiac

    OTTB Spotlight: Zodiac

    A year and a half ago, Zodiac was the most critically ill horse to ever come through the gates of the Woodbine, Md.-based Days End Horse Rescue. But thanks to the help from many, he has endured through the darkest of days

  • Noble Mission, Chachamaidee star at Glorious Goodwood opener

    Noble Mission, a brother to mighty Frankel, landed Tuesday's Group 3 Gordon Stakes at Glorious Goodwood. Owned and bred like Frankel by Prince Khalid Abdulla, and similarly trained and ridden by Sir Henry Cecil and Tom Queally, Noble Mission is not as good as his older sibling, but victory in the contest stamps him as well above average.

  • Trade Zone: Conditioning Young Horses

    Research shows that appropriate amounts of exercise during the first three years of a horse's life can benefit the musculoskeletal system

  • Churchill Downs renovations to include The Mansion

    Churchill Downs has announced $9 million in renovations highlighted by unveiled design plans and details for The Mansion at Churchill Downs, a spectacular new venue that will meld the legendary past of the historic track with an exciting future to provide a lavish ambience, panoramic views and unprecedented levels of personalized service, elegance and excitement.